Support Organizations


International Centre for Women Playwrights
Founded in 1988, this organization is focused on supporting women playwrights around the world by bringing international attention to their achievements, encouraging production, translation, and publication of their works; and providing means for communication and contact among the sister community of the world’s women dramatists.

League of Professional Theatre Women
Founded in 1980 by Julia Miles, this NYC-based organization is devoted to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in professional theater.  They offer the prestigious Lucille Lortel award annually to an aspiring woman  in theater who shows creative promise, deserving of recognition and encouragement.

Strattera Foundation
Statera Foundation, founded in 2014 by Melinda Vaughn and Shelly Gaza and in the Statera Foundation, deriving its name from the Latin word for balance, endeavors to serve women in the theatre by expanding employment options, improving salary, and removing barriers to growth and achievement through mentorship, internship, research, outreach, networking, and support to empower them to reach their full potential by bridging the gap between passion, preparation, and opportunity.


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